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Re: Tires for 4kq
> My owners manual (84 4kq) said to run with the center diff on in slippey
> conditions such as snow. There was no maximum speed mentioned for this.
> I always use my center differetial lock in the snow. The rear
> differential lock is to be used only if you are stuck. Pay attention if
> you are pulling off a snowy road into a plowed parking lot, or from a
> snowy road onto a main road that is cleared. I once couldn't turn the
> car in a cleared parking lot because I had too much traction and the
> diff locks won't turn off instantly.
> Jack Rich
> 84 4000 Q
> 88 Corvette convertible
> 90 V8 Q
I've also used the center lock in heavy rain when there are great big
puddles all over the highway. And yeah, it's weird when you forget
and park the car with the diff locked and then the snow melts and you
can't get out of the parking space because you can't turn the front
wheels without stalling the engine. You've gotta rock back and forth
several times, turning the wheel slightly, to unfasten it. It's sure fun
to lock both diffs on a big parking lot in fresh, powdery snow and
pretend you're Hans Stuck and make your girlfriend giggle, though! (just
watch out for speed bumps!) Owning this car makes me look forward forward
to bad weather! That alone is worth the extra effort.